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Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

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  1. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 6 hours ago

    Good morning VB. Of course, I wouldn’t miss your 80th birthday. I’ll be here.

  2. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 7 hours ago

    Some do, some don’t . I think that Joe prefers more traditional phones. They look more distinctive and not just like non-descript blocks.

  3. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 8 hours ago

    Yes, the gears are now in motion. Something is about to happen, once all the “players” are in place. What does he mean by “move up”? He’s moving up to a higher rank in the organization?

  4. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 11 hours ago

    Ghoul? Is she? Does she feed on the dead?



    Well, she seems to have a thing for Abner, who is kind of “undead.” As for Thanatos, I had to look it up, but I see that an Eros Thanatos used to be a common motif, so maybe she’s more on the Eros side.

    @Ray Toler: lol on the “stiffs”

  5. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 17 hours ago

    *Kadaver, may have the proverbial 9 lives, but one has to hope Rikki has twenty ;-) – and will remain with us – ‘way out’ into the future’



    I have confidence that she can be topped, but I can imagine a scenario where Abner Kadaver meets his demise and Rikki Mortis carries on his legacy. According to the narration and the all-knowing Venus and Méliès Kadaver is still living, so that hasn’t happened yet.

  6. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 17 hours ago

    I think that Team Tracy realizes the HUGE mistake Chester Gould made in letting Flattop get killed, and they don’t want to throw away a good character.



    Mike gave notice some time ago in a comment that this adventure of Abner would be the last. These immortal villains are no good, no matter how good the characters are. There are plenty more in the works that we are prevented from enjoying because there are too many recycled ones. There needs to be a limit to the recycling.

  7. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 17 hours ago

    Is Rikki Abner’s ghoul friend?



    “Ghoul friend” = r-less pronunciation of “girlfriend.” I love it!

  8. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 17 hours ago

    Seems to imply they’re “SHACKED UP” ?



    I don’t think there is any doubt at all that they are sleeping together. Abner would not have left his mask, hairpiece or whatever it is in the bedroom unless it was his bedroom, too.

    Although they live “on the outskirts” rather than under the city where he works (still, apparently), I notice that their bedroom appears to be a stone vault.

  9. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    His real face could be worse. Darth Vader without his helmet comes to mind.

  10. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    Yesterdays Venus: Comics Kingdom site—Blonde hair & a bright red dress. This site—Red hair & a pinkish dress. I wonder which site has the correct colors for Venus?



    I would say that this site is correct. When we saw her hair before it was a Sunday strip, which always has the “official” colouring. She definitely had red hair and her dress looked sort of black with bright pink hearts all over it. The black may just have been shadow or it may have been a different dress, but it looks essentially the same. Check the May 4, 2014 strip to see.